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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two of the three American automakers reported gains in the third quarter as General Motors Corp. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted quarterly financial statements. While GM posted record revenues, Fiat Chrysler reported only modest gains. GM reported a record third-quarter revenue of $42.8 billion – a 10.3% gain from the same period […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count across the Utica shale oil and gas play in eastern Ohio dropped to 16 during the week ended Oct. 22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rig count stood at 17 the previous week. ODNR approved nine permits for the week. Eight permits were awarded to […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities had the highest unemployment rates in September among Ohio cities the state tracks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 7.8% last month, 0.4% higher than Warren’s 7.4% rate, according to the monthly statistics. Unemployment rates in both […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor still plans to vote for Donald Trump, although she understands the position that Gov. John Kasich has taken on the GOP nominee, and she is thinking about running to replace Kasich in two years. Taylor is among the many elected officials who will be surveying the political landscape […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host the fourth annual Fall Fire Fest Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. The free event, held at the Green on Grant at 351 Grant St., includes a pep rally, concerts, bonfires and local food vendors. Headlining Fall Fire Fest are two bands from Nashville, The Weeks and […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH – F.N.B. Corp., parent of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, said Monday that it will open a new operations and customer service center in Pittsburgh later this year and hire more employees to work in its operations center in Hermitage. F.N.B., which moved its headquarters to Pittsburgh from Hermitage, said it will hire “nearly […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

HUBBARD, Ohio – The winters in Ohio may be harsh, but the residents at Countryside at the Elmwood Assisted Living will have plenty to look forward to once the weather breaks. Among the features of the expansion, which broke ground Monday, are a putting green, a bocce court, an expanded patio and grilling area and […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Denzel Stevens, a junior majoring in telecommunications, will have half of his semester tuition at Youngstown State University covered because someone took the time to volunteer. Stevens was awarded free tuition vouchers for six credit hours toward completing his degree through Ohio’s “Give Back. Go Forward” program. The initiative offers free tuition […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NILES, Ohio – Daniel E. Csontos, vice president and chief financial officer of First Niles Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, will succeed Lawrence Safarek as president and CEO when Safarek retires Dec. 1. First Niles made the announcement Monday. Csontos has been with the bank 21 years […]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH – F.N.B. Corp., parent of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, said Monday that it will open a new operations and customer service center in Pittsburgh later this year and hire more employees to work in its operations center in Hermitage. F.N.B., which moved its headquarters to Pittsburgh from Hermitage, said it will hire “nearly […]

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